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  • Women seek Pakistani nationality for their Afghan spouses

    PESHAWAR: Scores of Pakistani women, married to Afghan nationals, have appealed to authorities to award nationality of Pakistan to their spouses...

    The women belonging to different localities of Peshawar gathered outside press club on Monday and appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif, and PTI chairman Imran Khan to declare their spouses as Pakistani nationals...

  • Pakistan Origin Cards proposed for expats holding foreign nationality

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary body on Wednesday directed the government to ease visa processes for Pakistani expatriates who had immigrated to European countries by declaring themselves as foreign nationals...

    In its previous meeting, members had met to decide whether Pakistanis living abroad, especially in the European countries, should be given the facility of Pakistan Origin Cards (POC) to enable them to return to their country to...

  • Australian Senate President to resign over dual nationality

    Australia's dual citizenship parliamentary crisis sparked calls for a nationality audit on Wednesday of all federal lawmakers as investigations continued into decisions made by ministers found to have been ineligible for their elected positions...

    According to BBC, Parry said in a statement that he believes he was wrongly elected because of his dual nationality status...

  • Dual nationality holder can contest LG polls: LHC

    LAHORE: Allowing the petition of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s candidate, the Lahore High Court (LHC) said on Thursday that a dual nationality holder could contest the LG election...

    Petitioner Khwaja Naseer told the court the returning officer for LG polls in the Cantonment area of Sialkot had disqualified him from contest for holding nationality of both Pakistan and the US...

  • 100,000 Pakistanis lose nationality for being ‘suspect aliens’

    LAHORE: About 100,000 Pakistanis have lost their ‘nationality’ as the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has either blocked their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) or refused to renew them because their status was “suspect (alien)”...

    “The committee will scrutinise and verify doubtful CNIC cases so that no alien or illegal migrant could enjoy undue privileges by obtaining Pakistan’s identity card through...

  • Disqualified MPA faces action for concealing dual nationality

    SUKKUR: The Sukkur district and sessions court has summoned former MPA Ahmed Ali Shah asking him to record his statement on Aug 3 on a direct complaint submitted by the Sukkur regional election commissioner for making a false statement about his nationality in his nomination papers filed for the PS-21 Naushahro Feroze seat in the 2008 general elections...

    Shah was among the 19 legislators de-notified after the 2012 verdict of the...

  • Sindh allows citizens with dual nationality to contest LG polls

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed ‘The Sindh Local Government (Third Amendment) Bill 2015’, allowing a citizen having dual nationality to contest the polls besides increasing the number of women seats from one to two an addition of one member from the youth in union committee and union council...

  • Hollande scraps plan to strip convicted terrorists of nationality

    The reforms included a plan to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality which led to howls of protests from the left flank of Hollande’s Socialist party and the resignation of his justice minister...

    “A compromise appears out of reach on the stripping of terrorists’ nationality,” Hollande said...

  • Dual nationality

    SENATOR Rehman Malik has claimed in court that his wife and family are foreign citizens, while only he is a Pakistani...

    This is an issue of national security as well as breaking regulation, especially because Pakistan has been facing extreme insurgency for the last decade with reports of foreign organisations’ involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan...

  • Disgruntled Waseem hints at switching nationality

    LAHORE: Mohammad Waseem, Pakistan’s young boxing sensation, in dejection has come out to declare that he may seek South Korean nationality in order to continue his professional career which the promising pugilist insists can’t be done without government patronage...

    Talking to reporters at the Sports Journalists Association of Lahore (SJAL) office in Lahore, the Quetta-born Waseem said he wanted to represent Pakistan, but for it, the...

  • French justice minister quits over nationality measure

    PARIS: French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality...

    The French president called for the "loss of nationality" measure to be written into the constitution in the aftermath of the Nov 13 attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead...

  • Ecuador grants nationality to Assange

    QUITO: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced on Thursday...

    Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalisation in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution to a situation that has vexed officials since 2012
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